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I am looking at a new drive. My rig has slowly gone from a 939 2.8 with IDE to a 938 3.8(2.8) but still only Sata I, the weakest link.

I am looking at an SSD, perhaps a revo even......
I am an addict, hence a member of this site, and am on the need for another fix. BUT I am confused about SSD's!! Each has its stated specs but when I read multiple reviews on different drives they don't match the specs and each review is different. Now I am just learning about sand force.!!! Seems to me get a drive with a sand force firmware...???
This is getting just as complicated as Intel got with thier post p4's!!

I am thinking about going with a Corsair bc of the consistent positive feedback, I know I'll get a fast reliable drive some stamina at a reasonable price.

Please !!!! your expertise, advice, and yes of course your opinions!!!

I do understand my board only supports Sata II.
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For the best value, I recommend either a good Sandforce SATA II drive (preferably one with that "50,000" IOPS spec), or the Crucial C300 which I've seen hundreds of people rave about as though it's the best thing since sliced bread or something.

The Sandforce drives that have this 50,000 IOPS spec are these:
  • OCZ Vertex 2
  • Mushkin Callisto Deluxe
  • G.SKILL Phoenix Pro
  • Corsair Force
  • A-DATA S599

Any other Sandforce drive you come across will have a much lower IOPS spec. The difference in performance is noticeable and it can be appreciated, but it's relatively small (I'm basing this off what I saw on Mushkin's message board back when they finally came out with the Callisto Deluxe - many people were able to make direct comparisons).
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post #3 of 17
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I'll check out these drives.. Isn't vertex 2 Sata II, (vertex 3, not faster??)

Oh, and another issue I have noticed is that the larger the drive the better the performance...?? Wouldn't a bigger area to cover take longer?? Am I missing something?
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by brewermoe View Post
I'll check out these drives.. Isn't vertex 2 Sata II, (vertex 3, not faster??)

Oh, and another issue I have noticed is that the larger the drive the better the performance...?? Wouldn't a bigger area to cover take longer?? Am I missing something?
Those are all SATA II drives. The Vertex 3 is faster, but much more expensive.

Regarding how bigger drives usually have bigger performance (not including Sandforce): I honestly don't know why. However, it might be due to the way the data is stored (flash or NAND chips vs. a spinning disc).
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post #5 of 17
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Hence the value for the c300.......
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post #6 of 17
Yeah, there's something special about that C300. Some people think it's the best SSD series on the market.
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post #7 of 17
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the 64 or the 128? The 128 boasts faster writes....but for another yard....
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Aw, I don't know. I've been trying to avoid learning about the C300 because it would end up costing me money.
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LOL LOL!! I got the mastercard sitting on the desk right now just daring me!!!
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post #10 of 17
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The worst thing is if I did get it, my board only supports sata II!!..... for now!!! lol
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